Looking for quiet living in Minnesota? Riverview Estates in Dawson

Riverview Estates is the newest housing development in Dawson. Be part of this exciting new addition.  There are 8 Exciting patio homes and townhomes to be built in beautiful Dawson, Minnesota.  Modern, open floor plans and exteriors.  Several options available to customize.  For more information, please contact: Lee Gunderson, Ken Club, or the Dawson city office.

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Looking for commerical land in Madison MN? Municipal Castings Building

Municipal Castings Building

The building is located at 415 Hwy 40 and is in the process of being rehabbed.  The building has one space that has been finished to the specifications of the current lessee.  The owner of the building would like to do the same with the other spaces in the building.  He would like to lease the building rather than sell it.  

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Meet Antonio S. Franklin – the EDA Summer Intern for 2017

The Lac qui Parle County EDA is please to introduce our new Summer Intern for 2017.  Antonio S. Franklin, comes to us from the University of Minnesota Morris Campus and will be working on a special project to provide free advertising to all of our businesses , service organizations, churches, school districts, and Health Care Centers and Clinics.  If you have a home based business and would like to get in on the project please click Antonio’s email intern@lqpeda.com and let him know.  We are providing revolving FREE Banner Advertising with a photo of your business and would like to get everyone involved possible.

Please check out the Free Banner Advertisement Contact Form and complete fully.

Any questions about the program should be directed to intern@lqpeda.com

City of Madison, Bright Energy Solutions and Elementary School celebrate better lights

Clean Energy Resource Teams reports on a collaboration in Madison County that makes the school and the kids brighter…

Back in 2014, the gymnasium at the elementary school was in sore need of better lighting, and the students were primed and pumped for the retrofit. “The school had completed a partnership with the City of Madison Bright Energy Solutions—an energy saving education program—for the 4th grade class that school year,” says Principal Kipp Stender. “The program taught students about the importance and ways to implement energy efficiency savings with their parents at home. The lighting retrofit at the school was an additional way to show the students how energy savings could be implemented at a larger scale.”

City Manager Jon Radermacher added an example of how the program tested students’ math skills . “The students were given kits that included digital thermometers, LED nightlights, and three 23 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). One of their projects was to calculate the annual savings of a year of CFL usage versus the 100 watt incandescent bulbs.”

Turns out the students like what they saw and even started to encourage it at home…

Back in 2014, the gymnasium at the elementary school was in sore need of better lighting, and the students were primed and pumped for the retrofit. “The school had completed a partnership with the City of Madison Bright Energy Solutions—an energy saving education program—for the 4th grade class that school year,” says Principal Kipp Stender. “The program taught students about the importance and ways to implement energy efficiency savings with their parents at home. The lighting retrofit at the school was an additional way to show the students how energy savings could be implemented at a larger scale.”

City Manager Jon Radermacher added an example of how the program tested students’ math skills . “The students were given kits that included digital thermometers, LED nightlights, and three 23 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). One of their projects was to calculate the annual savings of a year of CFL usage versus the 100 watt incandescent bulbs.”

A nod to the 30 leaders recognized by the Southwest Initiative Foundation

To celebrate their 30 years of service, the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) has recognized 30 leaders in the region. Throughout the year they will be showcasing these local leaders, today we want to give a special nod to our own leader from Lac qui Parle County…

Cynthia Huse, Madison: Founding volunteer chair of the Madison Community Foundation, community leader and advocate.

We need great pictures of LqP County for our website. Can you help?

We have new website. We hope you like it! One of the things we really wanted was a site that would showcase the county. So as you can see we have a great space for new picturesLqP EDA header – now we just need to get some pictures. We thought we’d ask you to help.

Please send us pictures you’d like to see on the LqP EDA website. We are looking for pictures that are 1280 x 550 px. That’s roughly 13 x 6 inches. We can crop to fit so long as the main composition of the pictures suits the banner shape of the space.

You can send us your picture by email or post it on the LqP EDA Facebook page. Please include your name and the location of you image (or relevant description). We’ll add as many pictures as we can.

Senator Klobuchar visits Lac qui Parle Valley High School

Big news in the neighborhood! Senator Klobuchar visited LqVP High School last weekend. Minnesota Farm Guide covered the story…

Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, meets frequently with FFA chapters and members to discuss their plans and issues.

In a short speech, she called attention to the shortage of ag teachers. Agriculture offers many jobs for those who want to live in rural areas, and many of those jobs require the ability to use technology and science. She also mentioned the importance of developing broadband communication infrastructure.

She got to experience some of the great tech programs going on at the schools…

At Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Wes Anderson has overseen the ag program since the school opened in 1990.

Klobuchar took a tour that showed a classroom where students in a general course are building fishing rods and reels.

In a totally different direction, Anderson is also teaching biotechnology. He’s received over $100,000 in grants, with some of those grants coming from the Minnesota Ag Education Leadership Council, to enhance programs at school.

He used about $20,000 in grants to purchase curricula and equipment to experiment with gel electrophoresis in the biotechnology class.

The ag program also has a drone so students can learn more about that technology and its application in agriculture.

Students displayed one of their LqPV trailers, the “Hay Hauler 14” for big round bales, too.

Another class focused on plasma cutting/machining, and a student demonstrated the use of computers and robots to cut through metal.